Tree trunks in varying shades in the gathering dusk
Trees as well as flowers intrigued John
Dawyck is the arboretum of the Edinburgh Botanical Garden. It has an amazing, colourful and interesting selection of trees, shrubs and plants all year round
Inverewe is a well known and well visited man made garden in the north west of Scotland with unusual plants, shrubs and trees including palm trees
One of a series of underwater coral reef paintings.
One of a series of coral reef paintings. John was inspired by underwater TV programmes
John loved the colours and shapes he saw on TV programmes about coral reefs
John's vision of the primordial 'soup' in the oceans from which all life evolved
One of John's coral series of paintings inspired by TV nature programmes
John was amazed by the unusual rarely seen fish found in the deepest oceans
John's sense of humour. Fish live, mate and die.
This picture started as part of a demonstration when giving some private tuition.
John producing a painting purely for fun. Would look good on any kitchen or cafe wall
When John lived in Selkirk he was woken at 5am each year on the Common Riding Morn when locals rode round the old common 'marches' (boundaries) of the town
Those in John's home town of Edinburgh were looking forward to the new tram network although inconvenienced by the building work especially in wet weather!
John thinking about his mother's and his aunt's generation when he saw photos of them in their younger days
Two people imagining their future life together or remembering their past life together
John having fun, imagining if the biblical Madonna had been born into today's world, would she have worked part-time?
John ,with tongue in cheek, was thinking about the Queen's 'annus horribilis' and the tough life his mother and other women had at times!
John was often moved to paint by lines of poetry or verse and this is such an image
Pure abstract piece. There were roadworks on the road outside at the time. Red Triangle!